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English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

521. The World’s Wanderers

TELL me, thou Star, whose wings of light

Speed thee in thy fiery flight,

In what cavern of the night

Will thy pinions close now?

Tell me, Moon, thou pale and gray

Pilgrim of heaven’s homeless way,

In what depth of night or day

Seekest thou repose now?

Weary Mind, who wanderest

Like the world’s rejected guest,

Hast thou still some secret nest

On the tree or billow?